Definition of


  1. (noun, food) large oval melon-like tropical fruit with yellowish flesh
  2. (noun, plant) tropical American shrub or small tree having huge deeply palmately cleft leaves and large oblong yellow fruit

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Alternate forms of Papaya

Hypernyms: edible fruit, fruit tree

Origin of the word Papaya

  1. 1598 for fruit, 1613 for tree, from Sp., probably from Arawakan (W.Indies) papaya. more

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Words that sound like Papaya

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